Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Awards and Honors

Below you’ll find a list of awards and honors recently earned by the NC State community. This list presents highlights taken from published news stories and from submissions made by colleges and units across the university. Visit news.ncsu.edu/submit-award/ to submit an award or honor to be considered for future recognition.

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Individual Awards and Honors (enterprise units)
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus James W. Clark Jr. was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.

Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and associate professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, was elected into the National Academy of Sciences. Barrangou also received the NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.

Mario Ferruzzi, professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won the Innovation Award from the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.

John Beghin, professor of agricultural and resource economics, was selected as a fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Tyre Lanier, professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won the Aquatic Foods Division Service Award from the Institute of Food Technologists.

Natalie Cooke, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won a Faculty Fellowship Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

Robert Beckstead, associate professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, won a grant from the Animal Food and Nutrition Consortium. His project will seek to identify biomarkers that can be used to quickly measure areas of gut health in poultry as they relate to changes to the diet or addition of feed additives.

John Beghin, professor and department head of agricultural and resource economics, was selected as a fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the leading professional association for those working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics.

Michael Boyette, Phillip Morris Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the society.

Blake Brown, the Hugh C. Kiger Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, joined the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House, which is part of the Executive Office of the President. Brown will serve as a senior economist focusing on agricultural policy.

Jean Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Diagnosis and Surveillance of Plant Diseases, Especially Those Caused by Pathogens in the Phytophthora Genus.”

Julieta Sherk, associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Discovering Community Assets and Evidence-Based Active Learning Strategies.”

Dana Hanson, associate professor and extension meat specialist in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won the American Meat Science Association’s Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in meat science extension and service to the industry.

Garey Fox, head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, won the ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). This award recognizes a member of ASABE who has made noteworthy contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering in teaching, research, planning, design, construction, management or development of materials.

Ted Simons, emeritus professor in the Department of Applied Ecology, was named Natural Resources Scientist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.

Wayne Skaggs, professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, received the Superior Paper Award from the Association of Biological and Agricultural Engineers for his paper, “Coefficients for Quantifying Subsurface Drainage Rates.”

James Dunphy, professor of crop and soil science, won the American Soybean Association’s Pinnacle Award for lifetime contributions and leadership.

NoroCORE — a massive integrated agriculture-public health collaborative initiated and led by Lee-Ann Jaykus, the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences — won the USDA-NIFA Partnership Award for Innovative Programs and Projects.

The following faculty members were named University Faculty Scholars: François Birgand, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering; Hannah Burrack, professor of entomology and plant pathology and extension specialist; Steven Frank, associate professor of entomology and plant pathology; and Susana Milla-Lewis, associate professor of crop and soil sciences.

April Fogleman, assistant professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won an Outstanding Teacher Award.

As part of the annual National Teach Ag Day celebration, Travis Park,associate professor of agricultural and extension education, was selected as a Teach Ag Champion for being a confidante and mentor to preservice teachers, current teachers and agriculture students across North Carolina. Park serves as a member and subcommittee chair on the National Teach Ag Advisory Board.

Shelia Ange, administrative assistant in the Martin County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, received the Sue Mills Lighthouse Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professional Association. The award recognizes members who exhibit a “Spirit of Light” to others.

Regina Gardner, administrative assistant in the Jones County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, received the Executive Board Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professional Association. The award is given to individuals who have exhibited outstanding loyalty and dedication to the association.

Roben Jarrett, administrative assistant in the New Hanover County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, won the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professional Association. The award honors an individual for dedicated service to the association and commendable service to both Cooperative Extension and the county.

Morgan King, assistant 4-H agent in Brunswick County, received the First Timer’s Award during the North Carolina Association of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference. The award provides a scholarship enabling one 4-H agent to attend the 4-H National Conference for the first time. King is pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology at NC State.

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research named 17 inaugural fellows — including three CALS graduate students — for the Graduate Training Program in Food and Agricultural Science: Lindsey Becker, Department of Plant Pathology; Alison Deviney, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; and Camilo Parada Rojas, Department of Plant Pathology.

Two senior design teams from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering won first place at the Association of Biological and Agricultural Engineers Annual International Meeting. Ben Cauthen, Ben Cranfill, Alex Greeson, Will Marsh and Matthew Parker won the AGCO National Student Design Competition. Craig Ballard, Sam Fasking, Emallie Magoon and Nick Smirne won the Gunlogson National Student Design Competition.

Carrie Sanford, a student in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was selected for the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation.

Dedree Scott won the Betty Holding Dancers Fund Scholarship from the Wake Forest Dance Festival. The animal science major is a member of the NC State Dance Company and a performer with the Wake Forest Dance Festival.

Ben Alig, majoring in poultry science, won the CALS Outstanding Senior Award.

Krista Eberle-Krish, doctoral student in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, won the Maurice Stein Fellowship Award from the Poultry Science Association.

Alumnus Cassius Williams received the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award in recognition of his long record of voluntarism and support of the university.

College of Design

Distinguished Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. The award allowed him to teach and conduct research at Aalto University in Helsinki.

David Hill, professor of architecture, won a Virginia Design Medal from Handbury.

Traci Rose Rider, associate professor of architecture, received the Gail Lindsey AIA Sustainability Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Tim Buie, associate professor of industrial design, received an Outstanding Teacher Award.

Andrew Fox, associate professor of landscape architecture, won the President’s Council Award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Fox also won a Virginia Design Medal from Handbury.

Derek Ham, assistant professor of graphic design, created an award-winning virtual reality project titled “I Am a Man” that will be displayed at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Marc Russo, associate professor of art and design, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Helen Armstrong, associate professor of graphic design and industrial design, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

An interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and alumni won a National ASLA Award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for their work to support six communities rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew. The team included Andrew Fox, Tania Allen, Kofi Boone, Charles A. Flink II, David Hill, Robby Layton, Celen Pasalar, Ezgi Balkanay, Danielle Chelles, Yu Chun Chiu, Sharna Chowdhury, Stephanie Heimstead, Austin Marshall, Lindsey Naylor, James Popin and Adam Walters.

A student project, “Airports of the Future: Global Design Thinking,” received the Architecture University Project Award from the European Cultural Center at the 2018 Venice Biennale. The project team included Arpitha Belur, Rosa McDonald, Emily Doyle, Thanh Nguyen, Ingrid Fullerton, Daoru Wang, Parisa Javani, Cameron Westbrook, Michael Juriga, Baxter Wilson and Sheyda Livingston.

Landscape architecture graduate student Lindsey Naylor was named an Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

College of Education

Carol Kasworm, W. Dallas Herring Professor Emerita of Adult and Community College Education, won the Cyril O. Houle Award from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Kasworm won the award with her co-authors of Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education. The award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to literature in adult education.

Marc A. Grimmett, associate professor of education, received the University of Georgia Outstanding Educator Award, one of five distinguished alumni awards bestowed by the university’s College of Education.

Hollylynne Lee, professor of mathematics and statistics education, was named an RTI University Scholar. She is collaborating with researchers at RTI International to help K-16 teachers integrate statistics and data science into their classes.

Soonhye Park, associate professor of science, technology, engineering and math education, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Brooks Bowden, assistant professor of methods and policy, has been named a member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 40 for 40 Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding early-career research professionals.

Education professor Audrey Jaeger received the SMT Champion Award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. The award recognizes an individual who provides extraordinary support of science, mathematics and technology education in North Carolina.

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson received a U.S. Core Fulbright Scholar Award for her project, “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools Through Authentic Research Experiences.”

Professors Stanley Baker and Sylvia Nassar received American Counseling Association Fellow Awards.

Professor Sylvia Nassar, doctoral program coordinator for counselor education, received a Distinguished Scholar Award from UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development.

Assistant Professor Teomara “Teya” Rutherford received an American Educational Research Association Outstanding Reviewer Award.

Ashley Lawson, a senior math education and mathematics major, was named the university’s 10th Truman Scholar. The prestigious Truman Scholarship invests in the potential of individuals committed to public service leadership.

Doctoral student Kayla Norville received a Dr. Patricia A. Obenauf Graduate Student Research Presentation Award. This peer-reviewed, merit-based honor acknowledges outstanding contributions to research by graduate students in the Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Education.

Doctoral candidate Zarifa Zakaria received an American Association of University Women Fellowship.

Amanda Danks, a doctoral student in educational evaluation and policy analysis, was named a fellow in the University of Notre Dame’s Reform Leaders Summit.

Three doctoral students received the A.M. Witherspoon Scholarship for Graduate Students from the NC State Black Alumni Society: Kendrick Alston, a doctoral student in educational leadership and principal of Williford Elementary School in Rocky Mount; Jemilia Davis, a doctoral student in higher education and a researcher with the college’s National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness; and LaTeisha Jeannis, a doctoral student in educational leadership and an assistant principal at Garner Magnet High School in Garner.

Briana Green, a master’s student in educational psychology, won first prize in the research poster competition at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race Research Conference.

Graduate student Shane Dongilli won the 2017-18 Halifax County Schools Teacher of the Year Award.

Students in the Technology, Engineering and Design Education program brought home awards from the Technology and Engineering Educators’ Collegiate Associate Regional Leadership Conference. Winning first place in Problem Solving were Dongjian Shang, Jessie Taylor, Mason Taylor, Justin Blackman, John MacAdam and Jonathan Greene. Winning second place in K-5 Stem were Katie Martin and Chad Butts. Winning third place in Robotics were Adam Tokonitz, Alexis Springs, Logan Freebourn and Aaron Nugent. Winning third place in Instructional Module was Gabbi Ferguson.

Alumnus Brian VanDerlaske, an English teacher at West Johnston High School, received the Flame for Learning Award from the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce.

Thomas Conway, chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, was named the College of Education’s Distinguished Alumnus. Conway completed his Ph.D. in counselor education at NC State in 1994.

Alumni Rebeka Townsend and Kennedy Wilmer won the Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award from the Wake County Public School System.

Alumna Iris Wagstaff received the Women of Color in STEM K-12 Promotion of Education Award.

Alumni Randy Parker, president of Guilford Technical Community College, and David Shockley, president of Surry Community College, received the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst, an international meeting and celebration of the honor society.

Alumna Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College, was named President of the Year for 2018 by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

Alumna Jana LaBrose won the North Carolina Science Teachers Association’s Best Student Teacher in Science Education Award.

College of Engineering

Mohammed Zikry, the Zan Prevost Smith Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Donald L. Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor of Computer Science, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

The Flexcrevator project — led by Francis de los Reyes, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering — won first prize in the RELX Group Environmental Challenge. The Flexcrevator is a pit-latrine emptying device.

Landon Grace, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for a project to improve the safety and performance of polymer composites.

Kathryn Stolee, assistant professor of computer science, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research that addresses challenges in semantic code search to help programmers find and reuse code more efficiently.

Fernando Garcia Menendez, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research on air quality management.

Ruben Carbonell, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, received the O. Max Gardner Award, the most significant universitywide honor given to faculty by the University of North Carolina System, for his contributions in engineering, health care, education and public policy.

Orlin Velev, INVISTA Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, received the Langmuir Lectureship Award from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry.

Joel Ducoste, professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, received the George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award.

Min Chi, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Jason Haugh, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Awards.

Matthew Bryant, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Francis de los Reyes, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering; and Casey Dietrich, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received Outstanding Teacher Awards.

Srinath Ekkad, R.J. Reynolds Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was named an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Jerome Lavelle, associate dean of academic affairs, was named to the American Society for Engineering Education Academy of Fellows.

Huaiyu Dai, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Joseph DeCarolis, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

James LeBeau, associate professor of materials science and engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Xipeng Shen, associate professor of computer science, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Victor Veliadis, professor of electrical and computer engineering and deputy executive director and chief technology officer for PowerAmerica, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Yan Solihin, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Laurie Williams, professor and interim head of the Department of Computer Science, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Jagdish Narayan, John C.C. Fan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and his company, Q-Carbon LLC, were among the winners of the R&D 100 Awards.

Phillip R. Westmoreland, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, won the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology.

Zhen Gu, associate professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the Young Investigator Award from the Controlled Release Society.

Nick Justice, executive director of PowerAmerica, was appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Madison Maloney, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, received a Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award that supports students studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Electrical engineering and biomedical engineering double major Ziad Ali and aerospace engineering major Madison Maloney both received Astronaut Scholarships, awarded to top students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Chemical engineering major Kobi Felton received a Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

Ashwin Shashidharan, doctoral student in computer science, was recognized as NC State’s 2018 Esri Development Center Student of the Year.

Christina Hammock Koch is getting ready for her first trip to space. The NC State physics and electrical engineering alumna and NASA astronaut will serve as a flight engineer on a mission set to launch to the International Space Station in April 2019.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Heidi Hobbs, associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Developing Future Leaders in the Czech Republic.”

James Kiwanuka-Tondo, associate professor in the Department of Communication, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Documenting of the Media in Uganda: From Colonial Era to Present.”

Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Comparative Risk Governance Approaches for Genetically Engineered Organisms in North America.”

Mark Nance, associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Varieties of Crisis Capitalism? Saving the Auto Industry in Sweden, Germany and the U.S.”

Jade Berry-James, associate professor of public administration, won a Social Justice Curriculum Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

Paul Fyfe, associate professor of English, won a Frederick Burkhardt residential fellowship for recently tenured scholars.

Verena Kasper-Marienberg, assistant professor of history, was named a fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies.

Chad Ludington, teaching associate professor of history, was named a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow of the European Council.

Levi McLaughlin, associate professor of religion, was named a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs.

Nick Robins, teaching professor of history, received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach at the National University of Huancavelica in Peru.

Brent Sirota, associate professor of history, received a National Endowment of the Humanities Long-Term Fellowship to work with the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Jason Swarts, professor of English, was named a fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.

Bart Craig and Adam W. Meade, professors of psychology, won the Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award from the Academy of Management. The award recognizes the single paper in the past five years with the strongest contribution to the advancement of research methodology.

Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor, won a Governor James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.

Matthew Booker, associate professor of history, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Jeni Burnette, associate professor of psychology, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Jing Feng, associate professor of psychology, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Paul Fyfe, associate professor of English, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Liberal studies graduate student Mike Macchiavello, who earned his undergraduate degree in finance at NC State, won the 197-pound championship title at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland.

Madelyn Afshar, a 2018 graduate with degrees in psychology and interdisciplinary studies, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for travel to Tajikistan.

Mathematics and German studies double major Meredith Bain won a Udall Scholarship, awarded to Native Americans and Alaska Natives committed to issues related to health care and tribal public policy and to students committed to issues related to the environment.

Kamrie Jo Risku, majoring in political science, and Adora Grace Nsonwu, a double major in anthropology and English, received the Mathews Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic distinction presented to seniors who make significant contributions to the university and create a lasting legacy.

Poole College of Management

Jeffrey Pollack, associate professor of management, innovation and entrepreneurship, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Scott Showalter, professor of practice, won the International Achievement Award from the Association of Government Accountants. Showalter was also elected chair of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Jessica Thomas, director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, won a Visionary Enterprise Award from the North Carolina Business Council.

Megan L. Coates, a business administration major, received the Mathews Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic distinction presented to seniors who make significant contributions to the university and create a lasting legacy.

Melinda Sandler Morrill, associate professor of economics, was appointed to the TIAA Institute Fellows program.

Joseph Brazel, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Accounting, was named to Forensic Colleges’ Top Professor list.

A team of four Poole College of Management students placed fourth in the 2018 SAP Co-Innovation Event, sponsored by Deloitte: accounting major Ryan Gorman, accounting major Hammad Siddiqi, accounting and business administration double major Emilie Tavoletti and accounting major Emilie Vincitorio.

Liberal studies graduate student Mike Macchiavello, who earned his undergraduate degree in finance at NC State, won the 197-pound championship title at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland.

The NC State student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management won a Superior Merit Award designation from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Tethis, a startup founded in 2012 by three NC State grads including Jenkins MBA alumnus Scott Bolin, is on Entrepreneur magazine’s list of “100 Brilliant Companies.”

Alumni Jennifer Morgan and Will Quick were named to Triangle Business Journal’s list of “40 Under 40.”

Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and the immediate past chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, received the 2017 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup for outstanding philanthropy, dedication and leadership on behalf of NC State.

College of Natural Resources

The world’s top GIS software company, Esri, invited the Center for Geospatial Analytics to join an elite group of global institutions in becoming an Esri Development Center. The distinction comes with special access to ArcGIS software, developer summits and Esri personnel, and it distinguishes NC State University as home to one of only a few dozen EDCs worldwide.

Sam Cook, executive director of forest assets, received the inaugural Diversity Leadership Award from the Society of American Foresters.

Graduate student Joshua Turner won the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications from the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. The scholarship is awarded annually to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the defense or intelligence workforce.

Preeti Tyagi, forest biomaterials graduate research assistant, won the Citri-Fi Innovation Award for Industrial Application from Fiberstar. Tyagi’s project focuses on the use of Citri-Fi Fiber as thickener to replace carboxymethyl cellulose in paper coatings.

Zakiya Holmes Leggett, assistant professor of forestry and environment, received the Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes her efforts to mentor and recruit students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Aaron Hipp, associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism management, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

The University of Nebraska named Olivia Vila a Minority SURGE Capacity in Disaster Scholar. Vila is a doctoral student in parks, recreation and tourism management. SURGE is a National Science Foundation pilot project working to promote inclusion in engineering and science.

College of Sciences

Physics professor William Ditto was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Tye Lidman, assistant professor of mathematics, received a Sloan Research Fellowship. He studies topology to gain a better understanding of the nature of shape.

Eric Chi, assistant professor of statistics, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop a new framework for identifying complicated underlying patterns in multiway arrays.

Alexander Kemper, assistant professor of physics, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research and education in theoretical and computational investigations of ultrafast out-of-equilibrium phase transitions.

Divine Kumah, assistant professor of physics, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for a project using high-intensity X-rays to image the atomic-scale structure of the interfaces of layers of thin crystalline oxide films.

Zubair Azad, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “A Novel Device for Sequencing Proteins.”

Marie Davidian, J. Stuart Hunter Distinguished Professor in Statistics, received the Founders Award from the American Statistical Association for her service to the organization.

The NC State Association of Retired Faculty honored professor emeritus Richard Patty with the William C. Friday Award for Distinguished Service in Retirement.

John Meitzen, associate professor of biological sciences, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

DelWayne Bohnenstiehl, associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

John Thomas, John S. Risley Professor of Physics, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Richard Longland, assistant professor of physics, received the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award, a top award for early-career scientists.

David Muddiman, Jacob and Betty Belin Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, is directing a new university center called METRIC that makes state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and other instrumentation available to all departments and faculty.

Ashley Lawson, a senior math education and mathematics major, was named the university’s 10th Truman Scholar. The prestigious Truman Scholarship invests in the potential of individuals committed to public service leadership.

Mathematics and German studies double major Meredith Bain won a Udall Scholarship, awarded to Native Americans and Alaska Natives committed to issues related to health care and tribal public policy and to students committed to issues related to the environment.

The family of biological sciences senior Abby Verchick was named the university’s 2018 Family of the Year. The award celebrates the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the university community.

Christina Hammock Koch is getting ready for her first trip to space. The NC State physics and electrical engineering alumna and NASA astronaut will serve as a flight engineer on a mission set to launch to the International Space Station in April 2019.

Alumnus Tyler Allen was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, which highlights visionaries in 20 different industries.

College of Textiles

Blanton Godfrey, Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor, was inducted into the Virginia Tech College of Science Hall of Distinction.

William Harazin, teaching associate professor in the department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, received the International Trade Educator of the Year Award from the North American Small Business International Trade Educators.

Jerome Lavelle, associate professor in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, was named an American Society of Engineering Education Fellow.

Melissa Pasquinelli, professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. Pasquinelli also received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UNC System Board of Governors.

Philip Bradford, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Peter Hauser, professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, received the Olney Medal from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists for his contributions to the textile industry in both industry and academia.

Two Ph.D. students, Inhwan Kim and Zahra Saki, have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear. This award supports outstanding graduate students conducting research on emerging and advanced topics in apparel and footwear of interest to VF Corporation.

Several College of Textiles students received graduate fellowships and scholarships from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Tushar Bambharoliya, a doctoral student in fiber and polymer science, received the Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Textile Scholarship. Erin Roberts, a doctoral student in fiber and polymer science, won the AATCC Foundation Pulcra Chemicals Graduate Fellowship. Madilynn McCollum, a doctoral student in fiber and polymer science, won the Grady, Hauser, Houser, Daniels Graduate Fellowship. Carmen Davis, a senior double majoring in chemical and textile engineering, won a Textile Chemistry Scholarship. Elizabeth Jezioranski, a senior in polymer and color chemistry, won the Charles H. Stone Scholarship. Faith Jezioranski, a senior in polymer and color chemistry, won the Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Scholarship.

Five fashion and textile management majors received scholarships from the Fashion Scholarship Fund: Alexis Douglas, Elizabeth Galanti, Courtney Marcus, Danielle Van Pelt and Olivia Weikmann.

Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and the immediate past chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, received the 2017 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup for outstanding philanthropy, dedication and leadership on behalf of NC State.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Toxicology professor Dave Dorman was named a Fulbright Specialist. The award funded Dorman’s public presentations at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide and at the Robinson Research Institute in the Adelaide Medical School.

Don Meuten, emeritus chair of pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, won the heavyweight division of the American Endurance Riding Conference national championship. The 50-mile equestrian race took place on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

First-year students Alexandra Fitton, Amanda Sautner, Aimee Sink and Jennifer Vrabel won first place in the Merck Veterinary Dairy Challenge at the Zoetis-Ohio State Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium.

Graduate student Tyler Allen was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, which highlights visionaries in 20 different industries.

Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production, received the Student Chapter Advisor Award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

Brian Gilger, professor of ophthalmology, won the Clinical Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of medicine and infectious diseases, won the Global One Health Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Dane Johnston, director of continuing education, outreach and alumni affairs, won the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor for a state employee in North Carolina.

Teresa DeFrancesco, professor of cardiology and ICU critical care, won the Cobblestone TAGS Faculty Excellence Award in Cardiology.

Ke Chang, associate professor of regenerative medicine, won the Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.

Mathew Gerard, teaching associate professor of anatomy, won the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award.

Lisa Duff, an anatomy lecturer, won an Outstanding Teacher Award.

Katherine Pankratz, a clinical behavioral medicine resident, received the Resident Best Paper Award from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery for her research into reducing stress and fear in confined cats.

Athletics

At the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships, the Wolfpack finished fourth in the nation for the third consecutive year. Both the 800 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay — with Olympian Ryan Held swimming lead-off — set U.S. and NCAA records in their respective events, while Anton Ipsen (1,650 freestyle), Andreas Vazaios (200 butterfly) and Coleman Stewart (100 backstroke) all won individual titles. The team also won the ACC title for the fourth year in a row.

Women’s cross-country finished in the top 10 for the third consecutive season. The team also won the ACC championship for the second consecutive season.

The football team won the Sun Bowl by defeating Arizona State 52-31. The team finished with its highest final ranking (No. 23) since 2002.

Senior wrestler Michael Macchiavello won the 197-pound individual championship while leading the program to a fourth-place finish at the national championship meet. The wrestling team also won the ACC championship.

The gymnastics team won their conference championship.

Women’s basketball advanced to the Sweet Sixteen at the NCAA Championships.

Four Wolfpack head coaches won regional or conference Coach of the Year awards in their respective sports: Laurie Henes (women’s cross-country), Braden Holloway (men’s swimming and diving), Kim Landrus (gymnastics) and Pat Popolizio (wrestling).

Individual Awards and Honors (enterprise units)

Anna Dunaway, director of the Confucius Institute, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “U.S.-Taiwan International Education Administrators Seminar.”

Debbie Currie won the U.S. Agricultural Information Network Service to the Profession Award for her dedication to advancing the field of agricultural information. Currie is the collections and research librarian for agricultural and environmental sciences at NCSU Libraries.

Marie Williams, associate vice chancellor for human resources, was named chair-elect of the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Crafts Center Director Carol Fountain Nix won the Graphis International Design Award: GOLD for her design and calligraphy work on a promotional campaign titled MusicMakers. She collaborated with NC State alumnus and photographer Jimmy Williams.

Connor Brady, community director with University Housing and adviser to the NC State chapter of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, won the organization’s Jack W. Thornton Outstanding Chapter Advisor award.

David Josephus, landscape architect in the Office of the University Architect, won the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor for a state employee in North Carolina.

David Setser, engineering/architectural technician in Design and Construction Services, won the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor for a state employee in North Carolina.

Derrick Applewhite, a program assistant with NC State Wellness and Recreation, won the NIRSA William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students working in collegiate recreation across the country.

Institutional and Unit Awards and Honors

The GLBT Center received the New Game in Town Award from Durham-based nonprofit InsideOut for its Queer Youth Leadership Summit. In its inaugural year, the summit helped 36 youth leaders and organizers develop leadership and advocacy skills to serve their local communities.

The First Impressions virtual reality (VR) module received a 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award in the Teaching and Learning category. Developed in partnership with the Global Training Initiative (GTI) through a DELTA Exploratory Grant, the First Impressions interactive VR experience allows students to dive into the minds of a global project team to learn about culture on both cognitive and emotional levels. The following people from DELTA and GTI contributed to this project: Ilin Misaras, assistant director, GTI; Michael Bustle, director, GTI; David McNeill, associate director, GTI; Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, former assistant professor, College of Education; Taylor Dawson, project lead, former instructional designer, DELTA; Mike Cuales, creative director, media development lead, VR producer, DELTA; Arthur Earnest, 360 video producer, DELTA; Todd Buker, director, audio producer, DELTA; Thomas Crocker, 360 video editor, DELTA; Sam McCuen, project coordinator, DELTA; Stephanie Lee Huang, VR interaction designer, DELTA; Michael Castro, production assistant, DELTA.

University Communications and Marketing won several awards from District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education: Award of Excellence, Digital Magazine Platform; Award of Excellence, Fundraising Website or Microsite, for the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign website; Grand Award, Magazine or Publication Rendering for Mobile or Tablet, for the College of Sciences digital magazine; and Award of Excellence, Marketing/Branding Video, for “Spectrum.” University Communications and Marketing also won a Merit Award, Online Publications, for Accolades digital magazine from the Education Digital Marketing Awards.

The mayor of Raleigh’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities named NC State Campus Enterprises the 2018 Employer of the Year, Large Award recipient. The award is given to employers who support the committee’s commitment to embrace the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and in fulfillment of its mission to be a strong supporter of the choices made by people with disabilities to participate in the employment, economic, social and political life of Raleigh.

NC State has been chosen as the 2018 Company of the Year by the Triangle chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, a supply chain management association.

The student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers was named an Outstanding Student Chapter by the institute. The annual award recognizes chapters around the country that maintain a highly active role on campus and strive to embody the national organization’s values. This is the NC State student chapter’s 20th award recognition in the past 22 years.

NC State is the first university in North America to establish an IBM Q Hub. The university is working with IBM, Fortune 500 companies, national research labs and leading universities to advance quantum computing.

For the third time, NC State has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award honors colleges and universities around the country that show an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

NC State won an Annual Award from the Carolina Recycling Association in recognition of the university’s Zero Waste Workplace program, which strives for zero waste in academic and administrative buildings.

NC State won an Environmental Award – Waste Reduction from the city of Raleigh for the Zero Waste Wolfpack program, which aims to promote sustainability at NC State home football games.

The College of Design was selected to join the fourth cohort of the Design and Health Research Consortium established by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The college was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants because of its commitment to researching the link between health outcomes and design interventions.

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